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February 26, 2021

‘Big battery’ project in VIC a chance for local manufacturing jobs

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) welcomes the ‘big battery’ announcement and calls for a guarantee on local manufacturing jobs coupled with procurement policies that support Australian made.

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February 11, 2021

Labor's secure jobs announcement supports manufacturing

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) supports a pledge by Labor Opposition leader Anthony Albanese to create secure jobs and prioritise Australian manufacturing. The AMWU have fought hard for the portability of entitlements including long service leave, same job same pay provisions, a clear and fair definition of casual work, and using government procurement powers to support local secure jobs. 

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February 09, 2021

Manufacturing workers worse off under IR Omnibus Bill

Australian manufacturing workers kept food on supermarket shelves and PPE in our hospitals at the height of the COVID-19 crisis.

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January 20, 2021

RAA WORKERS STOP WORK OVER FAIR WAGES AND CONDITIONS

RAA roadside assistance patrol workers are taking part in stop-work action on Wednesday 20 January after management have refused to negotiate for fair working conditions and have applied to terminate the current enterprise agreement

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December 09, 2020

APPRENTICES URGE CASH TO KEEP THEM ON THE TOOLS

Apprentices working across Australia are in Canberra to urge Employment and Skills Minister Michaelia Cash to drop a plan to remove the mandatory workplace practice component from engineering trade qualifications.

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November 23, 2020

AMWU URGES PORTER TO INTERVENE FOR OVATO WORKERS

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has urged Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations Christian Porter to intervene in a NSW Supreme Court case that will leave workers at printing giant Ovato stranded over Christmas with no pay.

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November 18, 2020

APPRENTICES ACROSS THE COUNTRY SAY KEEP US ON THE TOOLS

Apprentices from across the country are outraged at the Morrison Government’s plans to destroy apprenticeships as we know them and are meeting across the country calling for action.

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November 18, 2020

OVATO WORKERS LEFT CASHLESS FOR CHRISTMAS

Up to 300 manufacturing workers will be left jobless and cashless over the Christmas break after Australia’s largest printing group Ovato applies for court permission to avoid paying redundancy. Ovato are trying to strip four of the companies in their group assets leaving behind 300 workers in the newly insolvent companies.

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October 06, 2020

Union says budget unimaginative

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has slammed tonight’s Federal Budget as unambitious and unimaginative. The Union is calling for the Federal Government to reintroduce fully-funded universal free early childhood education, invest in our aged care system, and permanently raise the rate of JobSeeker while abolishing mutual obligations.

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October 02, 2020

Union calls for worker voice in industry roadmaps

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) said that today’s National Press Club Address by the Prime Minister was “a step in the right direction”, but called for worker representatives to be included in the development of the Government’s proposed two, five, and ten-year industry roadmaps. 

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